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Andrew Nahum

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  • Andrew Nahum
  • Area

    School of Design

    Role

    Principal Curator of Technology and Engineering, The Science Museum London

  • Research Supervisor

  • Andrew Nahum is Principal Curator of Technology and Engineering at the Science Museum, London, and works with the RCA's Vehicle Design programme as Research Supervisor.

  • Biography

  • Andrew Nahum is Principal Curator of Technology and Engineering at the Science Museum, London. He has led curatorial teams, including  the team for acclaimed special exhibition Inside the Spitfire, and previously directed the creation of the major synoptic gallery at the Museum on the history of technology and science, entitled Making the Modern World.

    He has written extensively on the history of technology, aviation and transport for both scholarly and popular journals. His books include a study of Alec Issigonis the designer of the Mini and the Morris Minor cars in Issigonis and the Mini and Frank Whittle in Frank Whittle: Invention of the Jet.  He has recently completed a technological and economic study of the British aircraft industry in the years following the Second World War.

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  • Practice

      Selected work

      Research

      Research interests

      Historical, social and technical background to modern aircraft and vehicle design and their display within the museum context. He worked extensively on the 2008 exhibition, Dan Dare and the birth of hi-tech Britain, at the Science Museum.

      Research students